Wednesday, September 30, 2009

UPDATE: Hellacious haiku...

UPDATE UPDATE: VOTING has been extended until noon Friday.

Sparrow's topic for this week's Haiku Challenge is:

_________________ HELL ________________

UPDATE: We have until 11 pm Thursday to VOTE for the favorite.
(whatever you do, do not try to vote for me. go to Sparrow's
to find out why. Such a sweetie she is.)

and, remember... the prize is a Deluxe Care Package
sent to one of our soldiers in harm's way. The soldiers'
names are found through

hell is here when you
are not. I am tortured in
your absence. Come back.

we make our own. Hell
be known even in sunlight.
Sprouts from seeds of lies.

No heaven without
hell. No rose without its thorns.
No life without death.

Bless me Father for
I have sinned. Will confession
save my soul again?

Mea culpa all
you wanta. Confession might
forgive. Not forget.

Don't be too quick to
judge others' tribulations.
It's almost your turn.

I don't want to know
what Hell is like. I've got dibs
on Purgatory.

When you get there, call
me so I'll know what to pack.
Might need to shop first.

Hell would be being
made to listen to disco
all day, every day.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sippican Cottage...

I don't remember how I came across his blog.
It doesn't matter.

He is writing a story, perhaps a book, called
'Some Enchanted Place'.
Please click on the link and go read. I promise
you will be among the enchanted.
He's already posted five parts as I post this so
you have a bit of catching up to do.

Jayzus, this man is good.

Not to mention... he also makes furniture.
Beautiful furniture.

Go read. Go look.

and, speaking of even more talent...

Make sure you take time to read at Lt. Mike's blog
Rescuing Providence. He's already had a book published.
But, guess what? It's going to be made into a MOVIE!

oh, yeah. I be hangin' wit de big boyz.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Brain disengaged...

transmission slipped.
threads stripped.
lids flipped.
well is dry.
no fish to fry.
out of tune.
crazy loon.
cork screwed.
jammed not jellied.
and more than miffed.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Notice how comfortable we are together?...

Probably because we had good sex.

Ha! *snort*

Oh. Wait. That wasn't you?

ya'll have a good weekend and love the one you're with.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

UPDATE: Haiku for the new season...

Summer is over. Haiku continues.

The topic for this week's Haiku Challenge is:

******************* FALL ******************


My favorite time
to be alive. Crisp breezes.
Brilliant colored leaves.

pumpkin pyramids.
scarecrows in Sunday finest.
woodsmoke spices air.

Orange harvest moon.
Marshmallows crisp and melting.
Spicey cider brew.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

as in...

breathe without
living, touch
without feeling.
Life without love.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Me and Julio down by the schoolyard...

Well, not exactly. I don't know any Julios.
And, there was for sure no Julio in my high school
graduating class of 140 in 1969 small town Ohio.

Perhaps I should begin at the beginning.

I caught a flight out of Daytona at 6am last Thursday.
Layover in Atlanta, then Detroit, finally landing in
Toledo where I picked up the rental car and asked
for basic directions heading to my first destination.
So far, so good until I discovered what else I forgot
to pack for the trip... make-up and my phone charger.
AND my camera. dammit.
Already had to buy a book at Daytona's airport so I'd
have something to read for seven hours since I left the
book I planned on bringing on my bed at home.

I blame my brain-farts of forgetfulness on the fact that
I did not sleep Wednesday night. Too excited and afraid
I'd oversleep and miss the plane.
Didn't have time to shop Thursday because I was meeting
an old friend for a long-awaited visit after too many years.
That visit was more than lovely.

Then Friday I met with Boneman, in person, for the first
time ever. He drove up from Indiana. Wow!
We had breakfast, talked, shopped, talked, had dinner,
talked... and talked some more. And, we laughed. A lot.
I love meeting blog friends. They are the best.
We're already planning another meeting. We said good-bye,
sadly, Saturday morning and I headed to my next destination.

I was aiming for Rocky River (it rubs elbows with the west
side of Cleveland) and my best galfriend from high school,
Becky. You may remember her as the goose-chaser. Yes, you do.

Since I have a serious aversion to interstate roads, I plotted
a route on scenic two-lane roads for the entire three-hour
trip to Rocky River. Most of that trip was on Route 6, which
follows the edge of Lake Erie. Beautiful. Ah, yes, I was home.

OK, I got lost on the way... because there was road blockage
and I got detoured back up to I-90 and around. Took the exit
as directed by the orange detour signs and ended up just a
wee bit farther east than needed.
But, because of the miracle of cell phones, all ended well
and I made it to Becky's in one piece and it was still daylight.
Actually, it was noon, so it damn well should have been daylight.

So, more visiting and then Becky and I headed to Ravenna.
We got lost in Ravenna. Looking for another galfriend's house
so we could pick her up and go roaming around the
countryside and visit old stomping grounds. I think
we finally found Janet's house about 3 pm.
Reunion dinner and party was scheduled to begin at 6 pm.

Are you feeling the sense of hectic over-planning here?

Well, we made the tour, complete with driving around
the high school and meeting one of the school board
members and chatting with him for over an hour.
Tossed our names in the hat for the Alumni Association
they are putting together. Then...
we visited with the folks who live in Becky's childhood
home. More good times and reminiscing.

Hauled ass back to Janet's, changed clothes and still
made it to the reunion by 6. We girls are good.

The reunion party was wonderful even though there
were only about fifty in attendance. Several classmates
are dead so they were excused.
The others should be ashamed. They missed a great time.
We closed the place at 1 am and continued the party
at Janet's until 5:30. Oh yeah. Drinking and talking go
well together, don't you think?

Next morning was breakfast (late) and driving Becky
back to Rocky River. A bit more visiting and then I
headed to Findlay to do the family visiting.
Got lost again. Rescued by cell phones again.
Spent the night in Findlay and headed for the Toledo
airport for the return flight early Monday morning.

Got lost in Toledo.
This time it was a very nice young man working in a
convenience store who got me back to where I needed
to be in order to get the car to the airport and me checked
in with Delta. Still had time for lunch before boarding.

Since I didn't have my camera, the only photo from the
entire weekend is one that Boneman took of us Friday.

I'm hoping some of my classmates will share
some that they took.
But, those may not be publishable.

Since returning to Florida, I've spent copious hours on
the net looking at houses for sale in Ohio.
I go through this every time I visit there.
Maybe this time is the real time.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

UPDATE: Haiku in sight...

Sparrow's topic for this week's Haiku Challenge is:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ VISION ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

UPDATE: Please VOTE before 11 pm Thursday for your favorite.


She was a vision
in his eyes. Beauty, sweetness
personified. True?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Back and blue...

I hated to see it end.

I'm pooped.
It was wonderful.

I need some zzzzzzzzzzz.
G'night my lovelies.
More soon...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Going away for a few days...

Heading north with great anticipation.
Cooler weather and wonderful companions.
Some details will never be revealed. heh.

One of my favorite bloggers and a dear friend
recently arrived in A'stan for a tour of duty.
He was finally able to put up a few posts.
Go read 'When the Smoke Clears' and let him
know his home team is in full support mode.

I expect ya'll to behave while I'm gone.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

UPDATE: Fall-ing in Haiku with you...

This week's topic for the Haiku Challenge
at All Atwitter, hosted by the lovely Sparrow, is:

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ FALL ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

I must have blinked and missed summer this year.

UPDATE: VOTING is until 11 pm Thursday.

Monday, September 07, 2009


do you dream
at night and
all day long
do you hear
my voice
does it make
you want.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Prayer and good wishes request...

VMan's beautiful lady, Key Monroe, just experienced
a horrible medical emergency.
He says she is recovering well but, I would ask that you
visit and offer prayers and good wishes as a little
added insurance... because you folks are the best,
as are Kim and Key.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Question for my readers...

How many of you would like me to
add the 'Followers' thingy to my sidebar?

UPDATE: Thank you for your input.
The new gizmo/gadget is on the right >>>>
below my profile link.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

UPDATE: Growing Old haiku...

I'm not sure I want to participate in the haiku challenge
at Sparrow's this week. Do you know what she picked
for a topic?
Really, do you know? 'cause I forgot.
Lemme go look again. Oh, yeah...

--------------------- GROWING OLD ----------------------

UPDATE: Wake up and go vote before 11 pm, please.

not old. please. not old.
mature and more sensual.
wise and young at heart.
Gracefully aging.
Loving life more than ever.
Relaxed in myself.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009